Breaking news! Drones reported to have caused havoc for commercial flights at Gatwick Airport leading to closure.
Ok so the airport is open now and we’re looking to speak with drone security specialists over the Christmas period. We will be bringing you our opinion on the incident along with what could be done to help prevent these occurring in the future.
Over 140,000 passengers were directly impacted as their flights have been cancelled due to reports of two drones being flown nearby.
What do you think about this incident? We’re intrigued as to how the matter will be resolved and how similar incidents will be prevented in the future.
Don’t let these incidents put you off using drones. They are super fun to use, have many uses such as filming, photographing, and even surveying.
Army called in after tens of thousands of passengers affected by drone sightings at Gatwick Airport
Gatwick's runway remains closed after the drones were seen nearby
Flights are unable to take off or land
Over 110,000 passengers on 760 flights were due to use the airport on Thursday
Gatwick Airport said police did not want to shoot the drones down because of the risk from stray bullets
Sussex Police: 'Nothing to suggest that this is terrorism-related'
Passengers due to travel have been told to check the status of their flight
Expected to be closed until 0600hrs 21st December 2018
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Incidents like this highlight the increasing importance for the media and government to promote safe and legal drone flights. It also highlights the devastation drones can cause in the wrong hands. It’s also not the first time this has happened. It’s super important to use drones responsibly.
We pride ourselves on flying safely and are more than willing to help others do so. If your not sure about the laws and regulations please do feel free to give us a call or alternatively check out this website for more information.
You can also read our blog about what to do after buying your first drone which can be found here.
Anti-drone systems at airports are already being developed and tested to help protect everyone’s safety.